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M1128 Mobil Gun System (MGS) Stryker by RC Kootai

Old 08-16-2022, 01:31 AM
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After months of waiting...it has arrived. It's going to need some work to make it more durable as it seems to be 3D printed. The front four wheels steer. It is an 8x8 with suspension although the front suspension doesn't work quite as well as the rear. Was it worth the money...probably not, but it is the only Stryker on the market currently. All the hatches open. The top turret cover and rear cover for the battery are held on with magnets. I haven't put all the accessories on as I am going to be breaking it down to make some mods to it. It came with a HL version 7 control board and transmitter. I haven't fired it up yet as I need to get to bed...

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Old 08-16-2022, 01:42 AM
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That is very, very cool. I can't wait to see video of yours in action. My first thought was that I really need to get one of those so I looked it up online to check the price and that's when I found out that it's made by hooben. Dammit!!!! I'll have to pass.
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Double post. Doh!!
Old 08-16-2022, 01:51 AM
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I can't find a photo of the controller anywhere, could you please post a photo of yours?
Old 08-16-2022, 08:54 AM
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Pretty nice but yeah Hooben, I’m still working on trying to get my Merkava running good.
Old 08-16-2022, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Crius View Post
That is very, very cool. I can't wait to see video of yours in action. My first thought was that I really need to get one of those so I looked it up online to check the price and that's when I found out that it's made by hooben. Dammit!!!! I'll have to pass.
Hooben is reselling them - NOT made by them. Stanlley from RC Tank Legion contacted the factory who makes this and did the pre-order directly through them - not Hooben. It is a company called "RC Kootai" which is why the title says that. They have been in the business of RC since 2012, but looks like their lineup was mostly cars, boats, and airplanes until now. They have a presence on Facebook, but since I'm at work I'm limited to what I can search for as far as websites go. They also show a BTR-80 on their site, but have yet to advertise that vehicle for sale unlike Hooben which has one for pre-sale in a different configuration.

At this point I won't recommend getting yourself one as I think it's going to be a long project to make it strong enough to stand the Texas heat. Think...Rich's M60 when you think of buying one of these. It came with zero instructions, no markings, and painted in the wrong color green. It does have space for a battle system in the turret which I will be adding. I will be adding a barrel flash and I haven't seen an IR emitter yet so that might need to be added also.

I believe this was only 1 of 20 that was in the pre-order (it's marked #7). Stanlley went out of his way to make sure each one was good to go before sending them out. Apparently each one had QA problems as he received them. He worked with the factory to get what parts he could and tested each one. I appreciate that and that didn't go unnoticed. Mine arrived with only a small break in the rear tail light which is easily glued back on. I'm sure with the issues he had with them, he won't be selling any more of them.

I should be able to plug it in to a battery and do an initial functions check tonight when I get home from work. The Heng Long controller is just a standard v7 handset. Being that everything is servo driven, I'm sure the control board has to be a HL 7.1, but they removed the cover from it so it has no label right now.
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Old 08-16-2022, 11:42 AM
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Thanks for all that detailed info on the Stryker! That's too bad about it's limited production run, it looks pretty good in the pictures. What were these selling for? I always liked the wheeled gun systems.
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Thanks for all that detailed info on the Stryker! That's too bad about it's limited production run, it looks pretty good in the pictures. What were these selling for? I always liked the wheeled gun systems.
Since RC Tank Legion jumped on it when it was announced, I ordered from them and it was $ 671.76 USD with a ton of shipping costs as it went airfreight. Shipping was close to $175.

Hooben still has them on pre-order so you can still get one seemingly cheaper for $580 plus shipping, but I'm sure Hooben is drop shipping them from the factory. Take that for what it's worth.

https://www.hooben-shop.com/collecti...e-vehicle-tank
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I'm not really into the modern stuff but it's too bad it's going to be such a limited production because I'm sure it will be popular. I was looking at their website and it's really too bad they have such a bad reputation because they have some very cool looking Vehicles listed right now, and if it wasn't hooben I would definitely pick up the tank transporter and the opel Blitz. But, since it's hooben, I'll have to pass on all of it.
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Old 08-17-2022, 06:16 PM
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Is this the same company that makes the 1/16 BTR? I notice hooben will be selling that too.
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Hooben has a BTR-4 on pre-order, but RC Kootai version is a BTR-80. The BTR-4 has a different turret and gun than the BTR-80. The BTR-4 looks to have some anti-tank or anti-air rockets mounted on it where the BTR-80 does not.
Old 08-18-2022, 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted by tankme View Post
Since RC Tank Legion jumped on it when it was announced, I ordered from them and it was $ 671.76 USD with a ton of shipping costs as it went airfreight. Shipping was close to $175.

Hooben still has them on pre-order so you can still get one seemingly cheaper for $580 plus shipping, but I'm sure Hooben is drop shipping them from the factory. Take that for what it's worth.

https://www.hooben-shop.com/collecti...e-vehicle-tank

Thanks. Now I remember the website from FaceBook. Too bad, the wheeled vehicles (AFV) look nice.
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What does the inside of the differential look like? Just curious. Take the 4 screws out and open it up.
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Sure...here ya go. Looks like it's steel gears with two bearings on every input and output shaft. The center shaft collar keeps the gears or shaft from walking. Housing seems to be 3D printed.


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That is actually an impressive ring and pinion. Im glad to see its all metal with bearings. I feared it might have plastic gears in there,

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